Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)

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International fair and exposition.

From the description of My trip to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744963

International exhibition held in San Francisco to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal.

From the description of Certificate, ca. 1915. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 41295640

Exposition, 1915; San Francisco, Calif.

An international exposition of culture, art, technology, and sciences.

From the description of Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographs, 1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122808

Organizational History

The Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) opened in San Francisco, California on February 20, 1915. Organized to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal and the 400th anniversary of Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean, the Exposition also came to commemorate the rebirth of San Francisco after the catastrophic earthquake of April 1906. Built, over the course of three years, on filled in mudflats, the Exposition comprised 635 acres of what is now known as the Marina District of the city. Over twenty foreign nations and forty-three states participated in the Exposition which had attracted 18,876,438 visitors by closing day, December 4, 1915.

From the guide to the Panama Pacific International Exposition records, 1893-1929, bulk 1911-1916, (The Bancroft Library)



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